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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Post-construction cleanup

October 28, 2009
Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Project: Newly constructed 154,000-square-foot school. Final cleanup plus stripping of manufacturer''s finish from hard surface floors. I don''t know yet how much square footage of floor there is. Should I just give them a flat price per square foot, or one for final cleaning and another for floors?
Answer:
You can do it either way, but you can''t fix a price for the tile work until you know how large the area is and what work they are expecting. Is it just the stripping for later finishing or do they want you to apply four or five coats before turnover?
I suspect that the floors will be the greatest part of your post-construction work, so ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor, lekrafft@juno.com.
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